Search the RISD/ATH Catalog to locate books at RISD Library.
Once an initial search is done in RISD/ATH, select to repeat your search query at Brown.
Search by Keyword
Keyword searches return the most results. Most (but not all) results will be relevant. Use an asterisk (*) to truncate words for more results.
example: artist* = artist, artists, artistic
artists correspondence or artist* and letters
Other useful keyword searches:
sketchbook* and facsimile*
Search by Subject
Locate the beginning of a subject listing in the catalog and scan the list to discover new facets of your topic. Investigate the subheadings within a broad subject to focus your search.
examples of subject headings:
• artists writings
• artists as authors
• art criticism -- authorship
• art appreciation
Search by Artist (Author)
To find books on an artist's work, think of the ARTIST as AUTHOR of their artwork and search by AUTHOR.
Artists' Writings in Series
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